Flamingo Land Coast - here's what we know so far

The designs have got everybody in Scarborough talking - a multi-million pound new attraction for the seafront.

By John Edwards
Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 1:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 4:59 pm
Artist's impressions of how the new attraction could look.
Artist's impressions of how the new attraction could look.

Plans for Flamingo Land Coast show a four-storey building on Foreshore Road with space for attractions, education facilities, restaurants and children’s play areas.

Another building adjacent to the main area will house a “winter garden” and will also feature a viewing area. To the rear of the main building, accessed from the roof, is the rollercoaster with the cliffhanger tower, which will stand 60 metres tall.

Scarborough Council leader Derek Bastiman said it would be a 'state-of-the-art and extremely high quality attraction'. Read more here.

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Not everybody likes the designs though. Scarborough Civic Society said it has received 'quite a lot of emails of outrage' from the public. Read more here.

Responses on social media have been mixed. Read some of the comments here.

Flamingo Land will have to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment before it can build its new attraction. Read more here.

It won't be the first time Scarborough seafront's skyline will have been dominated by a tower. Between 1898 and 1907, a tall, rotating, observation tower stood on Scarborough’s North Cliff, not far from the town’s iconic castle. Read more here.

Flamingo Land Coast will stand on the site of former Futurist Theatre site. Here's a look back at some photos of the theatre from down the years.